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Business Guardian

In the middle of a recession, do people spend less money or more on entertainment?

Logic dictates that money for entertainment comes from one’s disposable income and so if people have smaller salaries - or none at all - there would be less to spend on a movie or taking a drink at a bar or going out to eat.

On the other hand, many view...

Friday, April 1, 2011

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, certainly disappointed Caribbean governments when, in the Budget he delivered on March 23, he retained the level of Air Passenger Duty (APD) applied to persons travelling to the Caribbean from British airports.  In maintaining the level of...

Friday, April 1, 2011

While presenting as the lead speaker at the World Tourism Leaders’ Summit hosted by PATWA (Pacific Area Travel Writers Association), during the International Tourism Exchange (ITB Berlin), in Berlin, Germany recently, Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, declared that he will...

Friday, April 1, 2011

WASHINGTON – The new economic order that has emerged after the global financial crisis will likely generate an unprecedented favorable international environment for Latin America and the Caribbean in coming years and policymakers in the region should seize the opportunity to...

Friday, April 1, 2011

The newly elected chair of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA), Montserrat's Chief Minister Reuben Meade, wants "trade rather than aid" to form the basis of the future relationship between Europe and its colonies around the world.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Even though the island's economy is showing modest signs of growth in some sectors, Finance Minister Chris Sinckler says overall economic recovery will be slow and painful.

Friday, April 1, 2011

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Corp took fresh steps to scale back production or reduce orders of some parts in North America as supplies remain disrupted after the March 11 Japan earthquake.

Friday, April 1, 2011

NEW YORK — Damage from the housing bust is spreading to areas once thought to be immune.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Should we be upset that the West Indies just failed to win their World Cup cricket matches against England and India or should we be thankful that they managed to at least be competitive? It all depends of course.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

On March 1, Minister of Finance, Winston Dookeran, presented the final offer of a five per cent increase for the period 2008 to 2010 to the 33,000 public servants represented by the Public Services Association.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Q: Do you deliberately pitch the Virgin brand as good value? If your prices are competitive, is it still possible for the public to regard your products as “the best in the world”? — Bobby Hall, Australia

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